Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Internship Programme 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Applications are open for the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Internship Programme 2020. The MPIL internship programme offers the opportunity to get acquainted with research and academic legal skills in the major fields of comparative public, European, and international law to a limited number of highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students.
It offers a stimulating and international working environment and the possibility of improving professional skills and networking capacities for future career paths. Internships usually do not last less than 4 weeks and may not exceed 12 weeks. Preference is given to applications proposing longer internship periods (between 8 and 12 weeks).
Interns will be assigned to a MPIL research fellow who will be their tutor during the entirety of their stay. They will be involved in the tutor’s specific research projects as well as in the academic life of the Institute. At the beginning of the internship, the intern and the tutor will set up an education plan.
Interns’ tasks and responsibilities typically include:
- Conducting research activities in the areas of international law, comparative public law and EU law;
- Assisting in the preparation of contributions to academic meetings of the Institute;
- Writing legal summaries (cases and texts);
- Participating in the organization of workshops and conferences;
- Carrying out specifically tailored research activities (independently or jointly with their tutor);
- Assisting in research projects carried out at the Institute.
Interns are encouraged to participate in the Institute’s activities and intellectual life, which include weekly research meetings as well as thematic discussion fora and international conferences.
- Interns enrolled in a degree programme at a university will normally be reimbursed €300 per month.
- be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate university level course during their proposed period of internship, preferably in law or related disciplines (e.g. international relations, European affairs, philosophy, social and political sciences), PhD candidates are not eligible for the MPIL internship programme;
- be among the top students of their degree programme, with demonstrated research and drafting skills;
- be fluent in written and oral English (C1 Level); knowledge of other EU languages, and German in particular, will be an asset;
- be computer literate.
Applications should be submitted in English through [email protected]
Please send the following documents:
- A CV and a cover letter explaining your motivation and specific interest for applying to the Max Planck Institute, along with the suggested time and duration of your stay;
- A copy of your high school diploma (e.g. Abitur with English translation);
- A copy of your academic transcripts (with an English translation including a brief explanation of the university grading system).